Today is hound day at Midland Counties Championship show held at Staffordshire County Showground, ST18 0BD. Irish Wolfhounds are not a CC breed at this show, and are being judged by Ann Macaulay of the famous Scottish kennel, Gartlove.
If you are heading along today, we wish our members and their hounds all the very best of luck, but remember no matter what the judge thinks, you always bring the best dog home! 🙂
Ann has drawn an entry of 26 wolfhounds, which is pretty good for a champ show with no tickets.
Results will be posted as the day progresses, and can be seen on the Fosse Data website.
Today sees the annual Irish Wolfhound of the Year competition.
It’s a match show organised jointly by the Irish Wolfhound Club and the Irish Wolfhound Society to celebrate the very best of the Irish Wolfhounds seen in competition throughout the preceding year.
To qualify for entry the wolfhound must have acheived a certain win or placing at a Championship show throughout the year. Full details of qualifying criteria can be seen on the WOTY 2018 facebook page.
We’re very proud that several of our members hounds qualified and we wish them every success on the day. Go IWCoS!!
The Irish Wolfhound Club is providing us all a great service in publishing the results live as they happen. Thank you IWC from all the stay at home observers. 🙂
A lovely day was had by all I think at Hound Association of Scotland Open show. The Irish Wolfhound Club of Scotland had sponsored the classes, and suggested Mandy Addington, affix Wolvebrigg, as the judge.
Mandy made the long trek up from Essex to judge four classes of wolfhounds with an entry of 12. Three wolfhounds were sadly absent, but Mandy had some lovely hounds to go over. She found her Best of Breed in Steven Ritchie’s Thor, Broughadowey Raiden at Torrfionn. Best Puppy in breed was Alison Wiseman’s Dolly, Hazianne Partial Eclipse. Congratulations to IWCoS club members Steven and Alison 🙂
After judging was complete and everyone could relax (well, nearly everyone) we headed outside to put up chairs and roll out dog beds for a picnic in the sunshine (in Scotland, in October!!) while we waited to cheer Thor and Dolly on in BIS and BPIS.